There’s a civil war on the border between the Biden administration and the state of Texas. If you think that’s an exaggeration, consider this round of escalation.
A federal judge on Monday ordered the Biden administration to stop cutting razor wire on fences along the southern border in Texas meant to stop illegal migrant crossings.
Judge Alia Moses of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas on Monday ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to stop “disassembling, degrading, tampering” miles of razor wire running along the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass.
The temporary order is a result of a lawsuit brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, arguing that federal officials said they had the authority to destroy state property “to allow [illegal] aliens to enter & be processed.”
Paxton asked the court for an immediate injunction last week, noting in his request to the court that “federal agents escalated matters, trading bolt cutters for an industrial-strength telehandler forklift to dismantle [Texas’] border fence.”
“Federal agents used hydraulic-powered pallet forks to rip [Texas’] fence – concertina wire, fencing posts, clamps, and all – out of the ground, holding it suspended in the air in order to wave more than 300 migrants illegally into Texas,” the motion for a temporary injunction reads.
It’s a non-violent escalation, but it’s still an escalation. And it’s been building for a while.
Border Patrol personnel have been forcing open gates locked by Texas authorities in order to move migrating illegal alien invaders into America. There’s a legal battle underway over floating barriers in the Rio Grande.
Call it a border war, a war of fences, but Texas builds and the Biden administration tries to destroy.